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Gianforte Blasts Democrats’ “Impeachment Fever,” Misplaced Priorities at Judiciary Committee Hearing

September 20, 2019
Press Release

At a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee, Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) today blasted committee Democrats for their misplaced priorities and focus on impeaching President Trump.

“I know this committee has been busy this Congress with impeachment. The committee held its first hearing this week, and by all of observers, it was a circus. There were clowns, tightrope walkers, firebreathers, and shell games. The only thing missing was a big top,” Gianforte said.

Gianforte continued, “There are serious issues confronting our country that this committee could be focused on. And yet, this committee is hot under the collar with impeachment fever, driving the committee to neglect those serious issues.”

 

Download or view video of Gianforte’s testimony, click HERE.

In his testimony, Gianforte cited fixing America’s broken immigration system as one of the serious issues committee Democrats are neglecting. He described meeting with ranchers and border patrol agents along the border in Arizona, detailing what they encounter. He pointed to Republican efforts in the 115th Congress to reform America’s immigration system and build a physical barrier along the southern border. Pivoting from Republicans’ solutions to Democrats misplaced priorities, Gianforte asked, “But what’s taken over this committee this year? Impeachment fever.”

Gianforte also cited Democrats’ efforts to infringe on the Second Amendment rights.

“To address this crisis [of mass violence], Democrats propose infringing on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens,” Gianforte said.

“Don’t just take my word for it. Democrats have claimed for years that nobody’s coming for anybody’s guns. But a progressive Democrat running for president just last week destroyed that myth, admitting on national TV that they are coming for our guns,” Gianforte said, referring to Beto O’Rourke’s call to take guns from law-abiding Americans at a recent Democratic presidential debate in Houston.

Gianforte closed his testimony suggesting what Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee could investigate if they insist on neglecting important issues. “This committee has been taken over with impeachment fever. And Mr. Chairman, if you have to investigate something -- if your fever just won’t break -- maybe you could bring in Inspector General Horowitz from the Justice Department to discuss the actions of the FBI, CIA, and Special Counsel. Maybe you could do more than take a shallow look at the deep state.”

Download or view video of Gianforte’s testimony HERE.